Orthodontics – Danville, CA

Multiple Paths to a Straighter Smile

The health and cosmetic benefits of a perfectly aligned grin are undeniable, which is why plenty of individuals want a solution for their crooked teeth and uneven bites. If you or anyone in your family has a less-than-perfectly-aligned smile, we invite you to call Main Street Family Dental Danville to set up an orthodontic consultation. Our on-staff orthodontist, Dr. Bailey, is proud to offer plenty of options for correcting a variety of alignment problems with orthodontics in Danville, from reliable traditional braces to image-friendly clear aligners.

Why Choose Main Street Family Dental Danville for Orthodontics?

  • Board-Certified In-House Orthodontist
  • Convenient Clear Aligners Available
  • State-of-the-Art Dental Technology

Traditional Braces

Young girl pointing to traditional braces on her lower teeth

Virtually everyone is familiar with traditional metal braces, which use brackets and wires to gradually guide the teeth to their appropriate alignment. Since the field of orthodontics is constantly marching forward, modern braces are more reliable than ever. When there is a particularly severe orthodontic issue, our team is likely to recommend traditional braces to correct it. Some patients need to wear traditional braces for about two to three years, but the results are worth it.

Clear/Ceramic Braces

Close up of person smiling with clear ceramic braces

Do you not want people’s eyes to be immediately drawn to your braces whenever you smile? Patients who are worried about appearances may be interested in clear/ceramic braces. Instead of metal, the brackets will be made out of clear ceramic materials that have a much easier time blending in with your teeth, making them less noticeable. In general, clear/ceramic braces have the same treatment time as traditional metal braces, which of course can vary from patient to patient depending on the complexity of the case.

Invisalign® Clear Aligners

Close up of person placing Invisalign clear aligner in their mouth

Many teenagers and adults would rather not have to wear braces to straighten their smiles. As such, Invisalign® may be offered to treat mild to moderate alignment issues. Invisalign® aligners are more discreet than traditional braces due to being made out of transparent plastic. They are also removable, meaning there’s more freedom in what you can eat during your treatment. One last advantage of Invisalign® is that it typically takes less time than traditional braces – about 12 to 18 months on average.

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Retainers & Oral Appliances

Gloved hand holding a blue retainer

Once you’ve finished wearing your braces or your clear aligners, you’ll be given a personalized retainer, which you’ll need to wear for a given amount of time each day. The purpose of a retainer is to make sure that the teeth stay in their new positions, thus preserving the results of your orthodontic treatment for the long term.

We can provide other kinds of orthodontic appliances as well; they may be necessary for making specific kinds of changes in your mouth. If you’re interested in learning more about the various orthodontic options at our practice, we encourage you to reach out to our team.